A man was arrested by the police officer after he allegedly used a rope to attack a woman late at night on Wednesday in Shau Kei Wan on Hong Kong Island.
The 25-year-old victim, surnamed Wan, suffered injuries to her neck and face after the male suspect allegedly attacked her from behind, tied a rope around her neck and attempted to strangle her, Apple Daily reported.
There were no witnesses to the alleged attack carried out by a 21-year-old man surnamed Yip, which happened at 10pm on the podium at Tung Hei Court when the victim was returning home from work.
The victim, who later recalled thinking that she was about to die, was unable to yell for help. However she resisted heavily, which led to them falling to the ground, and the rope becoming loose. The victim then took the opportunity to subdue her attacker and shout for help.
Passers-by came to her assistance and called the police. Wan had suffered abrasions and bleeding to her neck and face and was sent to hospital for treatment. She was discharged early on Thursday morning, news website HK01.com reported.
Wan reportedly did not know the suspect.
After an initial investigation, police officers classed the case as wounding. They found a backpack nearby that they believed belonged to the suspect.
It is understood that officers will investigate the mental status of the suspect.